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Posted on: January 17th, 2014
Only in Judaism was God’s self-disclosure not to an individual or a group (the elders) but to an entire nation.
Posted on: January 9th, 2014
A fundamental principle of leadership is being taught here.
Posted on: January 2nd, 2014
Moses did not speak about today or tomorrow. He spoke about the distant future.
Posted on: December 27th, 2013
We sense the pressure Moses is under.
Posted on: December 19th, 2013
six heroines, six courageous women without whom there would not have been a Moses.
Posted on: December 12th, 2013
It is not difficult to understand the care Joseph took to ensure that Jacob would bless the firstborn first.
Posted on: December 5th, 2013
The family had reached deadlock.
Posted on: November 28th, 2013
Joseph may have known ancient Egyptian traditions about seven-year famines.
Posted on: October 24th, 2013
The purchase of the Cave of Machpelah is evidently a highly significant event because it is recorded in great detail.
Posted on: October 10th, 2013
Leaders lead. They don’t conform for the sake of conforming. They don’t do what others do merely because others are doing it. They think outside the box. They march to a different tune.
Posted on: September 25th, 2013
Could we understand the history of Israel without its prehistory, the stories of Abraham and Sarah and their children?
Posted on: September 4th, 2013
It was Moses who mediated with God.
Posted on: August 29th, 2013
The Torah scroll is the nearest Judaism comes to endowing a physical entity with sanctity.
Posted on: August 22nd, 2013
The ancients saw the gods in nature, never more so than in thinking about the harvest and all that accompanied it.
Posted on: August 15th, 2013
Fathers shall not be put to death for their children, nor children put to death for their fathers -- how is that compatible with the idea that children may suffer for the sins of their parents?
Posted on: August 7th, 2013
On the face of it, the test is simple: if what the prophet predicts comes to pass, he is a true prophet; if not, not. Clearly, though, it was not that simple.
Posted on: August 1st, 2013
These stories all have to do with the mitzvah of tzedakah whose source is in this week’s parshah.
Posted on: July 25th, 2013
One of the more unusual aspects of being a chief rabbi is that one comes to know people one otherwise might not.
Posted on: July 18th, 2013
The biblical covenant has the same literary structure as ancient near eastern political treaties.
Posted on: July 11th, 2013
Shakespeare is expressing the medieval stereotype of Christian mercy (Portia) as against Jewish justice (Shylock).
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